Photo: M.A. Papanek-Miller, The Great Escape, 2001, mixed media, MAM Collection. Selected by John Rattler.

A Few Of Our Favorite Things: Staff Selections From The MAM Collection

July 7 2023 - December 15 2023

Recently, curators have become intermediaries who help break down institutional barriers and share authority to open up the presentation and interpretation of exhibits, collections, and histories. To this end, this exhibition is a presentation and interpretation of the MAM Collection, selected by the staff. Every single staff member was invited to choose an artwork in the MAM Collection and to describe their relationship with the piece. Our selections represent all aspects of MAM’s operations—education, registration, communication, membership, marketing, facilities, engagement, visitor services, security, advancement, leadership, and even curatorial! MAM staff are united in our efforts to provide dynamic cultural and visitor experiences, cultivate a positive work environment, champion Race, Equity, Access, Diversity, and Inclusion (READI) efforts, encourage generosity and relationship building, provide accessible opportunities for connection and growth, and recognize and celebrate museum employees!

The Missoula Art Museum is grateful for the support of Montana Public Radio, a sponsor of A Few of Our Favorite Things: Staff Selections From The MAM Collection!